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SEK 29,588
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 11 2015 10:00 PM UTC +00:00
SEK 29,588
pledged of SEK 300,000pledged of SEK 300,000 goal
28
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 11 2015 10:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

HER DREAM IS YOUR NIGHTMARE

 SYNOPSIS: In a dystopia of Sweden, English has become the main language, the death penalty has been legalized and new methods are developed to handle the increasing criminality. EMERGE is a re-education program tested on murderers. Through dream manipulations they induce empathy, regret and guilt to make sure they don’t commit the crime again. They are tested in a viral world and if they fail this stage the prisoner will obviously relapse which gives the facility a right to kill them and harvest their organs for trade.

The story evolves around Mary who is about to discard a client as a psychopath for his lack of regret killing his wife, but realizes he is innocent of the crime.

  • EMERGE is a Sci-fi/thriller feature made in Sweden.
  • It's in English with an international cast.
  • EMERGE is already a success as a script and as a trailer but we know the film will be even more...
  • EMERGE will become a cult movie.

The trailer for EMERGE has been screened at several theaters in Sweden and Denmark. Even at Weekend of Hell, Europe’s biggest horror event. German magazines such as Virus and Wicked Vision saw the trailer for EMERGE and were very impressed.

Slamdance, Blue Cat, Cine Story, Cinequest and many more praise it. It’s been finalist or semifinalist in several ones, they’ve been invited to Los Angeles and selected to be at Kinoteka in London. Several people in the business, amongst them Philip Eissner - "Event Horizon" (1997), David Keating "Wake wood" (2010) and Brian Udovich - "Wackness" (2008) say they love the concept.

"Nightmares get worse if you’re awake when they happen"

 It's an amazing script

Creative World Awards wrote: Finalist! This year’s scripts were incredibly competitive, making it a challenge to narrow down our finalists. Those that made the cut this year (EMERGE is one of them) we wish you a very special congratulations!

EMERGE was quarter finalist in Script Pipeline contest. Means we are among the top 122 out of 3,553 entries!!

EMERGE was 1 of 25 semifinalist at CineStory. “We received 500 submissions from all the world. All entries were of extremely high quality and it is a testament to your script that it has been selected to advance.”

Out of 4494 feature screenplay submitted to Blue Cat competition, EMERGE was among their top 400.

Creative World script Contest gave EMERGE a score of 8.23 out of 10. “There’s a good deal of marketable content within the pages of this screenplay. One of the most jaw-dropping exchanges is when Mary asserts to Davis “I don’t deal with murderers.” He easily retorts “No? That’s your job description.”

Cynosure screenwriting Awards wrote: This idea is intriguing. The claustrophobic atmosphere of the prison,the creepy body storage, all works well and the idea of oneirophrenia works really well because it is such a strange and debilitating condition.

Slamdance screenplay competition wrote “Smart and original concept that is engaging throughout”.

Bluecat screenplay competition wrote: You have constructed an intelligent, self-aware, confident film script. It’s nice that behind the fancy science, everything eventually comes down to the old debate about the death penalty, prison, and the rights. You explore this in bright, creative new ways. You weave a complex case in your script, and you always seem to be in control of it. Lastly, your ending is really impressive and kind of the perfect way to connect it all and wrap it all up.

Fresh Voice competition just wrote: Emerge has a really fascinating concept with a lot of gripping philosophical implications. And this premise builds to an appropriately horrific and twisty ending. Your ending is both quite shocking and earned, which is a great combination.

Cinequest screenwriting contest wrote: Interesting concept. The convicted are reminiscent of the haloed prisoners in “Minority Report”, and I’ve always wondered what it must be like for them. Also reminds one of a more frightening “Inception”. Nightmares can be far more interesting than simple dreams. The dialogue is well done and the characters are written well.

EMERGE-Trailer in three days

Anneli Gelbard got a minor financial support to do a trailer so with a tiny but deeply dedicated team of professionals Henrik Johansson (photographer, FANDANGO FILM) Gunnar Jönsson (edit and VFX, FANDANGO FILM), Gustav Ljungdahl (propbuilder), Ulrik Hedin (MANIAC FX) and Jonas Wolcher (coproducer, FX make-up, DINO PUBLISHINGJW) EMERGE-trailer was filmed in 3 days in Göteborg.

APPARAT STUDIOS made the music score inspired by "The Shining" (1980). They hope people will see the potential in the film and want to be part of supporting and making it. The goal is to clear.

- I have fought for 3 years to make this story, working late nights after my regular job, drawing story boards, spending what money I can on entering script competitions or making the trailer. I have allowed for it to take time cause I want it to be more than a film. I want EMERGE to be a cult movie. You want to wear the props, collect items, dress up as one of the characters like Mad Max or Matrix.  - Anneli Gelbard

EMERGE made in an old fashioned way

We are devoted team that wants to do the film in an old fashioned way with models, in-camera effects rather than VFX. We hope people will crowdfund us so that we can show producers and financiers that people want EMERGE to be done and that we bring some finance with us so that we get to have a saying on how it should be done. As a first time feature director, and being a woman doing a genre film, you rarely get listened to otherwise.

SOME OF OUR AWESOME REWARDS

1 - EMERGE FANS ~1 USD/1 EURO

This gives you - "A thank you for the support" and some information about Emerge Film sent to your mail.


3 - CONVICTS ~10 USD/10 Euro

Jolly good you committed murder! Jippiey, as a convict you get a criminal number at TENEBRE and your death sentence with a possibility to parole sent to you as a digital letter plus a "Convict's Thank you” on our website.

4 - PURGATORY POD ~16 USD/16 EURO

Besides the awards from 1-2 you get a unique personal photo of yourself inside a purgatory pod sent to you as a digital poster*plus you get a "Purgatory Pod's Thank You” in the end credits. - Just email a photo of yourself!

5 - HARVESTED ~33 USD/33 EURO

You murdered again! You really can't be re-educated. Good thing now is, besides getting ALL the rewards from 1-4 you get a unique x-ray template of a body in cut through stating what organs TENEBRE will harvest from you, emailed as a digital mini-poster. A digital letter stating you’ve failed EMERGE stage 3 and a ”Harvested Thank you” in the end credits.

5.5 - SLEEP TIGHT ~69 USD/65 Euro

You're afraid of nightmares? What if it's worse when you wake up? You get all of the rewards from 1 - 5 plus a pillow case with the text "Nightmares get worse if you're awake when they happen" and EMERGE logo. Shipping within Sweden is free. Countries other than Sweden are charged a general fee of 80SEK extra for shipping costs. 

6 - EMERGED ~100 USD/100EURO

We altered your mind! You will forever feel guilty but the good side is you get ALL previous rewards1-5 plus TENEBRE will send you your parole in an envelope. You get a physical copy of the final script, storyboard pictures plus the possibility to hand us your ideas for improvement*. You can affect the story! For that you get a ”script doctor’s credit” in the end credits. * (suggestions given to us are of importance. We want to make a movie you want to see. We are grateful for your co-operation but it gives you no copyright to the story).

INVESTMENTS OPPORUNITIES

ARE YOU SITTING ON A SHITLOAD OF DOUGH?

Why support creativity when you could EXPLOIT IT? For investment opportunities, CONTACT US!

Lady Harvest - ANNELI GELBARD

Born in a small town on the west coast of Sweden, Anneli Gelbard was promising both as a photographer, film maker and painter in her teens but the choice wasn’t hard. She was sure of what she wanted to do and after graduating from Munkebäcks Media Gymnasium she was accepted at Gamleby TV and Film School. After internship periods at SVT Drama and on film sets she went on to make her short Silent Night (2002). Since then she has been praised for her unique stories and visual style many times winning multiple awards for Bad Dreams (2006). She has continued to broaden her technical field of knowledge and studied 3D animation, Maya as well as deepen her directing skills by studying a hands-on directing course at London Film Academy being mentored by people such as Asif Kapadia, David Pope, Richard Kwietniowski. That's when she met Igor Zor and together they decided to make something people will talk about for decades.

ARE YOU SITTING ON
A SHITLOAD OF DOUGH?

Why support creativity when you could EXPLOIT IT? For investment opportunities, CONTACT US!

We hope people will see the potential in the film and want to be part of supporting and making it. The goal is clear. - I have fought for 3 years to make this story, working late nights after my regular job, drawing story boards, spending what money I can on entering script competitions or making the trailer. I have allowed for it to take time cause I want it to be more than just a film. I want EMERGE to be a cult movie. You want to wear the props, collect items, dress up as one of the characters like Mad Max or Matrix. - Anneli Gelbard

Risks and challenges

EMERGE is a very ambitious project to say the least. The amount of man-hours it will take to complete the movie is hard to estimate; therefore we reserve the right to slightly change the time frame of the project, which may consequently impact the delivery of certain rewards.
Please notice:
All perks which involves acting in front of the camera or be on set as an observer the date for each shooting may vary from time to time. We will inform you at least 2 weeks in advance when the actual filming dates are.

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    1 - EMERGE FANS

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    This gives you - "A thank you for the support" and some information about Emerge Film sent to your mail.

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    2 - BUILDERS

    ~6 USD/6 EURO

    This gives you - A "Builder's Thank you" on our website for supporting the production.

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    3 - CONVICTS

    ~10 USD/10 Euro

    Jolly good you committed murder! Jippiey, as a convict you get a criminal number at TENEBRE and your death sentence with a possibility to parole sent to you as a digital letter plus a "Convict's Thank you” on our website.

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    4 - PURGATORY POD

    ~16 USD/16 EURO

    Besides the awards from 1-2 you get a unique personal photo of yourself inside a purgatory pod sent to you as a digital poster*plus you get a "Purgatory Pod's Thank You” in the end credits.
    *you have to email us a photo of yourself!

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    EMERGE - DVD

    ~25 USD/25 EURO

    This gives you - An exclusive EMERGE DVD with the film, behind the scenes and documentary.

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    5 - HARVESTED

    ~33 USD/33 EURO

    You murdered again! You really can't be re-educated. Good thing now is, besides getting ALL the rewards from 1-4 you get a unique x-ray template of a body in cut through stating what organs TENEBRE will harvest from you, emailed as a digital mini-poster. A digital letter stating you’ve failed EMERGE stage 3 and a ”Harvested Thank you” in the end credits.

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    5.5 - SLEEP TIGHT

    600 SEK (50 places)

    ~69 USD/65 Euro

    You're afraid of nightmares? What if it's worse when you wake up? You get all of the rewards from 1 - 5 plus a pillow case with the text "Nightmares get worse if you're awake when they happen" and EMERGE logo.
    Shipping withing Sweden is free. Countries other than Sweden are charged a general fee of 80SEK extra for shipping costs.

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    6 - EMERGED

    ~100 USD/100EURO

    We altered your mind! You will forever feel guilty but the good side is you get ALL previous rewards1-5 plus TENEBRE will send you your parole in an envelope. You get a physical copy of the final script, storyboard pictures plus the possibility to hand us your ideas for improvement*. You can affect the story! For that you get a ”script doctor’s credit” in the end credits. * (suggestions given to us are of importance. We want to make a movie you want to see. We are grateful for your co-operation but it gives you no copyright to the story)

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    FEEDBACK

    ~90USD/90 EURO

    You're helping us and we want to help you too. Besides getting all rewards 1-4 we help you improve your script (no matter what genre/must be in English).
    Send your synopsis/treatment (maximum 15 pages) and get 3 pages of feedback from the awarded writers Anneli Gelbard and Igor Zor. Anneli has won international awards for several scripts and EMERGE has received great reviews from producers, writers and directors world wide.
    But that's not all. You also get a list of festivals which might be suitable for you to submit your script to.

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    STORYBOARD

    ~180USD/180 EURO

    You're helping us so we want to help you too. Besides getting all rewards 1-4 Anneli Gelbard will do unique two story board pictures that conveys your story (same style as you can see done for EMERGE)
    Send your synopsis/treatment (maximum 15 pages) and get 2 digital story board drawings done by Anneli Gelbard. (the drawings will be sent to you as PNG, TIFF or JPEG. You can give suggestions to what you want in the pictures. We want you to be thrilled and happy but you can not complain if the outcome doesn't look like you wanted)

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    7 - EMERGE HARVEST CREW

    ~500 USD/500 EURO

    This gives you - All rewards from 1-5 plus you become an extra in the movie as one of
    the prisoners being harvested.
    We shoot in Sweden in 2016
    (Travel and accommodation not included).

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    8 - EMERGE VIP CREW

    ~600 USD/600 EURO

    This gives you - All rewards from 1-5 plus an invite to come to set and see us work. Invite to the premiere screening of the film and the premiere gala party held afterwards. (Travel and accommodation not included).

    All perks which involves acting in front of the camera or be on set as an observer the date for each shooting may vary from time to time. We will inform you at least 2 weeks in advance when the actual filming dates are.

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Funding period

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